For Release: April 18, 2012                                                         

Contact: Dan Nasitka, Manager of Public Relations

dnasitka@discoverycube.org or 714.913.5018


DISCOVERY SCIENCE CENTER BLASTS OFF AT 19th ANNUAL ROCKET LAUNCH

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Discovery Science Center (DSC), Future Scientists and Engineers of America (FSEA) and The Boeing Company (Boeing) team up to offer a free day of hands-on science and family fun at the 19th annual Rocket Launch on Saturday, May 19th, from 9:00 a.m. – 2 p.m. The event will be taking place on Boeing’s Huntington Beach campus.

The community is invited to design, build and launch their own rockets made of two-liter plastic soda bottles. Don’t know how to build a rocket? No problem, visit the ‘Ask an Engineer’ table for some expert advice. By using a combination of pressurized air and water for propulsion, the rockets launch and deploy a parachute. The competition will consist of creating and launching a bottle water rocket (yes, you will get wet) and the payload with the longest “hang time” in the air wins!

In addition, Rocket Launch will also feature live science stage shows, learning stations and more. Make sure to bring an appetite, because some of Southern California’s top gourmet food trucks will be in attendance.

“Discovery Science Center’s Rocket Launch is designed to be a day of fun and excitement for the entire family,” states Joe Adams, President and CEO of DSC. “The goal is to get kids excited about building rockets with their family, while interacting with real engineering students and professionals from Boeing.”

Rocket Launch is a free event open to the public. For more information, visit http://www.discoverycube.org/exhibits/event/rocket-launch/.

About Future Scientists and Engineers of America

Future Scientists and Engineers of America (FSEA) is a national program of Discovery Science Center. FSEA gives students an opportunity to experience real engineering and science with a practical, hands-on method, which uses projects that challenge student teams to creatively solve problems.  With Future Scientists and Engineers of America, while students are building a rocket, ROV, or pendulum clock, they’re building teamwork, intelligence, and a really sweet future. www.fsea.org

About The Boeing Company

Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries. Boeing products and tailored services include commercial and military aircraft, satellites, weapons, electronic and defense systems, launch systems, advanced information and communication systems, and performance-based logistics and training.  

About Discovery Science Center

Imaginations run wild through more than 100 hands-on exhibits at Discovery Science Center, Orange County’s leading destination for hands-on science fun. Take the Eco Challenge and become a green superhero, feel the power of a real rocket engine “launch”, explore the inner workings of a two-story tall dinosaur and try your best slap shot against the Anaheim Duck’s goalie! Traveling exhibits and annual events such as Bug Invasion and Bubblefest throughout the year ensure that there is always something new to discover.  Since 1998, Discovery Science Center has been a non-profit organization dedicated to educating young minds, assisting teachers and increasing public understanding of science, math and technology through interactive exhibits and programs. It is a community-wide resource where families come together to learn and have fun and school districts can use as an educational resource.
Open daily from 10am – 5pm. For further information, call us at (714) 542-CUBE or visit us online
www.discoverycube.org.

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